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>> bill: good morning, everybody. what do you say? it is monday may 6th. well, i hope you had a good weekend and are ready to go with this big new week here, first full week of may with lots to talk about and lots going on we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol bringing you the news of the day and most importantly giving you the first chance of the day, first chance of the week to comment on the news of the day. you can do so by giving us a call at 866-55-press.
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you can join us on twitter twitter @bpshow. and we invite you to become our friend on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. yes, news around the globe. israel two airstrikes on syria, destroying some weapons allegedly headed for the hezbollah in lebanon. israel didn't want them to get there. they took them out. syrian war said this is an act of war. so is supplying weapons to israel's en knees. here at home, president obama telling the graduates of ohio state university yesterday that he is counting on them to become full-fledged active citizens fighting for the causes that they believe in. up in massachusetts, you see tamerlan tsaernaev's body is allowing in a it will cemetery. in south care line a, getting ready for a special election
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about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. [ music ] broadcast across the nation o your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: president obama, back from mexico and costa rica on the catchus of the ohio state university yesterday saying, we need you to become graduates to become full-fledged active citizens in the causes you care about employ good message for all of us. good morning. what do you say? here we go on a monday may 6th, great to see you today.
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i twit -- not twit -- tweet every day from the white house. i will be doing that a little bit later at the bp show and on facebook, become our friend by going to facebook.com/bill press show here we are, the day off. a long weekend. a four-day weekend. i don't think anybody deserves a four-day weekend. he's got it. he will be back tomorrow. dan henning is here leading up the team this morning. >> good morning, bill. >> good weekend? >> great weekend. yes, relaxing and did did some wedding planning. >> great. >> that's got some -- >> am won four out of the last five games, pretty impressive. >> coming back. >> win the world series. alicia cruz has the phones called and cyprian boulding on the job as always with the video
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cam for current t houses guests sitting around saturday evening. somebody said, isn't this a kentucky derby day. sure enough, turned it on. what a muddy track. >> i was amazed we didn't have a horse fall. i guess some are used to you running on mud. >> they train for these situations. a surprise winner coming up from the outside at the very end, orb winning. the big news about the kentucky derby, we heard from david letter man friday night. >> i think it's held in one of the southern states. this year will be the first time they have an openly gay horse. never been done before that we know of. so orb, was he the gay horse?
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>> i don't know whether orb was the gay horse. it's a sign of the times, you know. right? you had the importance when a gay agent lead comes out. it should not be big news that we have the first gay horse. we are not sure which one it was. there was the first african-american but there was only one in the kentucky derby and one of the first african-american jock canneys. >> coom. moving forward. >> the woman in the were true. i am not sure about the gay horse. this is the day of the big -- no. tomorrow, rather, the day of the big special election in south carolina. we will jump down to south care ryan a a little bit later in this hour and get a preview of
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what to expect. eric byrnes from bullfight strategies as a friend of bill and we will be joined by reporters in studio from huffington post and politico. both and at the nra convention the big special feature this year was suget it. but first this is the i will "full-court press" iron man at the box svelte here in the states. robert downey jr. took in $135.3 million, the second biggest the first two movies in the franchise, iron man i and ii, it than in their entire time in theater. worldwide has pulled in nearly $700 million. >> this is amazing the how well
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that movie did. >> big time. >> lots of people going to see it. >> did you go see it? >> no. >> you and are the only two? >> i am not an iron man guy. i have to catch up on the first two first. railroad are railroad. the rolling stones learned alessa lesson in supply and demand they were opening their 50 and more at the staples tore and several thousands seats were available within days of show time because they were priced quite high anywhere from 250 to $600 a ticket. so a day before the concert, they flashedslashes the prices to as low as 85 bucks a seat and sold outed the show at the last minute. >> a lot to pay for a band that old. >> exactly the in sports the match-ups in the conference semi finals are the oklahoma city thunder and the memphis grizzlies. golder state warriors and san antoneio spurs and chicago bulls
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barely made it in. they are facing the miami heat and the new york dynamics playing the pacers. and then it's on to the championship. >> indeed where do we start t i would like to start here with the story that upset me the most overt weekend and again this morning when i saw the latest, and that is this whole issue of kids and guns. now, look first when with he get into this and we have talked a lot lately after newtown, connect. we know they are got going disagree. okay? in about whusz the best sfroech gun safety. i will go along with any gun
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safety measure. i really feel strongly about this. and i recognize again not everybody would agree with me not even all liberals or progressives would agree with me but i personally would support am certainly ban on assault weapons. i social support a ban on the psyche magazines of 10 rounds or more. i would support a ban on handguns as far as i am concerned. i don't think ought to have a handgun except police officers. i voted for that in california. no doubt, i would support universal background checks. i don't know whether this is legislation yet, but i know there has always been some debate over legislation. i don't think it's passed yet to ban cop killer bullets. i would support that. i would support this legislation that dianne feinstein used to talk about where you could trace by the barrel of a gun nips
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ammunition used you could trace it back to where that gun was sold. any of those measures. i don't think i have met one yet that i wouldn't support. but yet, again, i recognize not all of us are going to agree. gun owners grooent t that's part of the did debachlt but don't you think we could all agree on one thing? couldn't we all agree to keep guns out much the hands of kids? i mean isn't that -- like is that too much to ask? well, apparently it is. we found out over the weekend this poor little two-year-old girl was buried down in bushingsville, kentucky. you know the storyerksville, kentucky. you know the story. the grandmother -- get this. the grandmother takes them shopping to fred's super dollar store down in berksville kentucky and it's described in "the new york times" this morning as saying, like any
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grandmother, she was buying them anything they wanted. so she bought a 4-year-old what's called a cricket. it's a rifle designed specifically for little kids their first gun. she bought them their first gun. the day later, this be gun is in his room, loaded leaning in a corner of his room. he pictures up picks up the gun not knowing what he is doing, points it at his sister, kills his little two-year-old sister. she is buried over the weekend and the tone down in berksville, kentucky is and that's what the "new york times" is all about this morning, hey, don't blame the parents. don't blame the grandmother. you know, stuff happens. mistakes happen. happens. this is no reasons. all of the towns for example over there saying this is no reason to keep guns away from kids. this is just one little mistake and we shouldn't make too much of it. yeah, right. that little girl will never know
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life really. it's not the only case. no, sir case of a 4-year-old. this is a 5-year-old killed his two-year-old sister there was a 4-year-old around nashville. i don't know whether it was his gun or not. picked up a gun and shot and killed -- actually shot and killed the wife of a sheriff's deputy deputy. up in tom's river n a 6-year-old picked up his gun and shot and killed his playmate a 4-year-old boy up in tom's river, new jersey. you would think we could agree, keep guns out of the hands of kids. don't you think? is it too much to ask there could be age limit like there is for a driver's license, for a bar, serving in military?
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some age limit. make it 12, 13, 14, 16, for having your own firearm? i mean, a killer weapon so that's the kentucky seen. there is no rene to make any changes in our gun laws, the fact that our kids are killing kids, brothers killing sisters no, no. just accidents happen. god, how sick can you get? out of the nra position wayne lapierre from his typical bluster from the podium saying, you know what? all of that anxiety in boston could have been cured if only everybody at the finish line had a gun. how many. >> how many bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?
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>> how many times other americans now ponder that life-or-death question. >> that would have resolved everything, just have everybody at the finish line packing. there would have been no problem. no problem whatsoever. of course, wayne lay pierre in the eternal cry of defiance of the nra members. >> we will never sacrifice it our problem. we will never surrender our guns, never. >> nobody is trying to take down your guns. do you know what the big seller item was down there? guns for kids. yeah. not only that. think progress put this unout there crayon tee shirts with the
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nra logo little baby bibs. nothing like there were landsots of vendorders which are made in blue and in pink. pink ones for the little girls. you will all the way through. project am he will seed learning rifle basics at home a little girl holding a red rifle. a young girl gets instruction in zeroing in a .22 caliber rifle. can't we agree that guns in the hands of 4year-olds and
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5year-olds and 6-year-olds is no. no. no. can't we agree at least 12, 13 or or 14 before you get your gun and can be trusted with it? 86655-press. is that too much to ask? i think the fact that they are marketing this cricket, guns designed for 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds just shows how demented the gun manufacturers are today and too many leaders of the if nra and too many gun owners. >> this is "the bill press show." thinking. the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking.
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>> connect with the bill press show on twitter. follow us at billpressshow and use the hash tag, watchingbp. >> bill: in kentucky -- good morning. back. welcome back to the "full-court press" here talking about kids little kids. four-year-olds, five-year-olds and long guns you. in connecticut the law does not hold parents responsible for having a loaded unlocked gun in their house which happened sadly in this case. >> that's one way to go. but i think -- i mean he there certainly seems parents should be held responsible and liable under the law. but they get a better way or in addition to that, the sale of guns to kids this young should certainly, certainly nots be
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permitted. keystone sporting arms make the crickit. they report in 2008, they manufactured 60,000 crickits, and i don't know how many thousands of another gun similar to that. this make called the chip munk, the chickricket and the chip munk. >> i think so we shout market the johnie's first pack of pal mals and janie's first bottles of scotch. a little sarcasm there. >> i understand. you make an interesting point. you couldn't walk into a liquor store and buy your 4-year-old a pint of scotch. >> let's go further here these would be the same people that will scream about emergency contra exception for
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15-year-olds but they would go ahead and buy a 5-year-old a gun. >> i can't believe it. i can't believe it mark. you just put the dot over the i. absolutely. >> that's how absurd it is. yeah. >> all thill the signs at liquor store that say, but at the gun store, as long as you can walk, i guess. i am not sure you have to be able to walk in order to be walk out with your first begun. we will take more calls on this and more of your calls on facebook and twitter. marting guns to 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. should it even be any question any question? this is all. haven't we seen enough evidence in the last couple of weeks to look at what happens when you do so so? let us know this is within place we could all agree. get rid of these guns for kids.
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866-55-plex. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. staying in tough with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern
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>> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> 33 minutes before -- 33 minutes after the hour. i'm sorry here on a monday morning. yeah. you can tell i had a good weekend. rough getting started under morning. rough getting started when you see a hid lionel like this in "the new york times" this morning, girl's death by gunshot is rejected as a symbol, down in kentucky they are saying the fact that this 5-year-old who
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was given a gun, a loaded gun, i mean a real gun, not a toy gun, firearm but people in kentucky were saying don't blame the parents. don't blame guns made for kids. accidents happen. >> we are where we see i am torn. my 9-year-old granddaughter killed two deer last year with her dad, and that was a learning experience for her. and then, kp. it says wait until may mom and
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dad punish the kids and they use it on mommy and daddy and dominic says next thing you know, the nra will bring it's baby shower campaign. why wait until they are 4 or 5. give a cricket at the next baby shower you attend. the perfect gift. >> i wouldn't be surprised at that at all. wayne laerriere would say this is it. start them, you start your 529 for their college scholarship and you buy them their first cricket at the same time. steven in aurora, illinois. what do you say. i would like to see another johnration of john hinksleys. he shot what? six shots in seven seconds. a 100 round magazine. maybe i could put 10 shots in president reagan and maybe the republicans and nra will say
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this is god's will they got shot. >> that's the only thing that gets the republicans to move because like sarah palin said the second amendment remedies and bullets over ballots because they don't work with 90% say they want background checks and congress says no. turns into i hear what you are saying but i am not sure that works. look at newtown, connecticut that didn't change any votes among republicans. you couldn't get -- talk not talking about a ban on the high capacity magazines both of which i think were made even moreness by what happened in newtown. you couldn't get the republicans to vote for arne four of them no
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i think no matter how hor inc. the carnage, no matter how tragic the number of victims or the age of the victims some of these period would ever change their mind. this marketing of guns to fouryear-olds and 5-year-olds, made in pink and blue, if you please just describes, i think, how sick they are and how far they are willing to go. kathleen in chicago. good morning kathleen. >> good morning. i have two points. i will make it quick. how are you doing? >> good. how are you? >> when this little baby shot and killed his two-year-old sister, after the griefing parent is over his parents need to be locked up because just think, for years to come this 5-year-old child is going to be grieving. it's going to be locked up and messed up for the rest of his life. so i think his parents need to be put into jail as long as he is grieving. i hear the senators saying they are slaughtering the people over there in syria.
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they are slaughtering people in syria. you want us to go over there and get that done. right here in this country as young as two and 3-year-old babies are being shot. they won't let us have a background check? >> why these are looking at us and lifeaughing and saying united states get read. you don't want to protect your own country. people are dying here every day, getting shot and killed. the so why bother with somebody else's country sflee. >> especially in chicago. right? >> i am in chicago. >> i know. >> i see it every day all day long. but that's not important. as long as it's not in a foreign country, you know, we care about foreign countries. these things got to leave here and go over there and fight. some could be shot and killed my isfo from every country but they don't take care of taken their own. america needs to wake up >> bill: you are woken up this
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morning. i have some news for wayne laerriere. they would like to know where they got their guns from. they would like see thesegize guys not having any guns in the first place. >> you know what? larry, i haven't seen anything about where they got their guns and how they bought them and where they got the money to buy them. it's an unanswered question so far, i think. yeah for wayne laerriere. but the problem is wayne la peer air doesn't listen to reason, doesn't listen to facts, you know, all you hear from him is the same old nra rhetoric. our phone number 866-55-press, when they bury this little girl shot by her 5-year-old brother with this gun, the cringeit
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which hayes grandmother bought him the day before, kentucky people are saying like our loyal nra members, don't blame the parents. don't blame the gun. don't keep guns out of the hands of 4-year-olds. it's just that sometimes accidents will happen. whoa. travis, roselle park, new jersey. hey, travis. >> all right. so i am pro-gun. okay? but i am also not an idiot. and i believe there should be background checks. as far as i know i am from new jersey and we have been one of the strictest gun laws out of all of the states . >> i think you do. >> i live in pennsylvania which is very lax with their gun laws. >> i am glad you called because you say you identify yourself as pro-gun. what do you think about keeping, you know giving a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old a real live
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rifle? >> this is why i called because i just took a woman and her two children to the shooting range a couple of weeks ago. one was 8. one was 5. okay? i would never hand a loaded gun to a child and expect them to be responsible with it nor do i think -- i think the grandmother and the parents of that children should be put in jail, absolutely 100% because at 4 years old you don't have the mental capacity to completely understand your actions and what a loaded firearm is. >> you can't blame the kid. right? >> at 4 years old, he has absolutely no idea. >> right. so what's the answer? why should they be manufacturing these guns? pink and blue which are designed for and sold for young kids travis? >> i think voces the parents are there. now, it's absolutely not a toy. it's not a toy in any way. but i believe a 4 and 5-year-old can go to the shooting range and
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have funny and wholesome fun not killing, not, you know, any kind of mass murder. as long they are under supervision. and they are taught -- >> bill: so do you and i agree you ought to not sell guns designed for four and 5-year-olds? >> it's not that -- i don't think that the problem is that they are marketing guns for 4 and 5 yields because they can't walk into a gunfire store and purchase a rifle and walk out. >> come on drafts. his grandmother can buy him one. his father can buy him one. his mother can buy him one and look what happens. >> but why did it happen? because somebody gave that child loaded firearm and wasn't supervising. >> my point is, didif you manufacture these guns these accidents are going to ham. you know they are going to happen. you just said yourself a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old, whatever, doesn't have the mental capacity and parents are not always around their kids how
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many more -- i gave you three examples this morning of people who have been killed in two indications, kids the same age to almost the same age killed by kids with guns. >> honestly, i believe that if there are any firearms in the house, every single one nights to be locked up. there should not be ammunition in them at all. >> travis, i appreciate that. but i think you are just avoiding the point. you want it both ways, man. the only way to stop these is to stop the manufacture of these guns, number 1, and, also, i have to tell you taking kids to shooting ranges i think of better ways to keep your kids happy, you know. take them to the -- take them to the local pool, to a ballpark, you know, take them to the jungle gym. take them out riding on their bicycle. jesus. keep them out of the freaking
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shooting range. what kind of lesson is that they are going to want their own gun. they are going to demand their own gun. crickit, my ass. radio meets television "the bill press show" now on current tv. democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show.
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(vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. >> go mobile well bill press. download podcasts at billpressshow.com and listen any time anywhere. >> it's 13 minutes before the top of the hour. a look ahead at some things we are going to be covering here in
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the rest of the show this morning. we hope to get a live report from south carolina on the big special election tomorrow to fill that senate seat vacated when tim scott was appointed to the u.s. senate. a member of the candidates former governor mark sanford trying to make a comeback and elizabeth colbert bush, the sister of steven colbert: we will talk to tom donnelly from the constitution responsibility center. the roberts' supreme court turns out to be the most friendly pro-business corporate supreme
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court in history. they are taking fewer cases every year but more and more cases in which the chum ber of commerce has an interest. laura bassett will join us from huffington post talking about the fda's decision to allow the morning after pill to be sold over-the-counter. to girls as young as 15. there is another story. love to get your take on out of maybe -- maybe you have seen it, out of massachusetts. so we know the tsaernaev brothers. choking the younger brother in custody and his older brother, tamerlane, generally considered to be the brains the evil brain behind the boston marathon who was shot and killed by police officers and run over. it was a combination of being shot by police officers and run
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over by his brother that killed tamerlain, the older brother on the night of that shootout in watertown, massachusetts. all right. so here's the issue. his body has been release the released to is a funeral home. his governor who lives in the montgomery county maryland has gone to boston to wash the body, prepare the body. the muslim ritual for burial. the problem is nobody no cemetery in massachusetts so far will accept the body for burial. they can't cremate the body. >> that's against muslim -- the muslim faith. so, what do they do with it? and people have been protesting outside in the funeral home. people have been calling, threatening the funeral home director with death even if he -- just and attacking him
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just for accepting this body. i would love to know what you think about this. 866-55-press. 866-55-7377 in the little time we have to talk about this. it just seems to me that no matter who it is he deserves a dees end burial ted is that going too far? 50 look. he's dead. he can't be punished any more. hopefully his brother will get the full extent of the law, whatever it is in massachusetts. i think we can be sure of that. his brother is dead. they have to do something with the body i am sure the family can't afford to send it back to khazastan. some people are saying tickake it
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out to sea, dump it at sea, the way they did at osama bin laden. who is going to pay for that? it seems to me you would have stojump with glee -- you don't have to jump with glee on the body. bury him in the middle of the night in some unmarked grave somewhere and forget about it. i think the more they keep this it ling alive, the problem is they are making too much of an issue of this and make him almost a martyr, the poor guy can't even be buried anywhere. is that too much to ask? tony call from brooklyn new york. what do you think, tony? >> i happen to agree with you bill. the man deserved a burial no matter what his crime. he shaz a right to be bur nishingd what's called sake red ground i think it's obscene people are protesting him at his funeral home when it's the one time no matter what he did. i mean of course he did a horrible thing.
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but i have to assume he did it because he believed in what he was doing was right for allah. >> i was think even timothy mcveigh is buried somewhere. i don't know where. right? >> right. >> i don't think people are making a pilgrimage to his gave. i don't think they will make a pilgrimage to tamerlain's grave it will seems we are big enough to let him, again, in the middle of the night, no ceremony no nothing. just get rid of him. right? >> i think of a lot of politicians that don't deserve a burial. i wouldn't stop them from being buried. no. the guy should be buried properly and leave it go at that. the less we drag it on, the better off everyone will be. >> exactly. thanks, tony for the call we will get back to south carolina. >> get social with bill press. like us at facebook.com/bill
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unlocked gun in the corner. gerald hunter says john mccain on fox news sunday yesterday heres beating his toy drum for war. how can this guy be labeled as a hero. yes, robert says i hold the nra and their post-sandy hook propaganda blitz with contempt, same as i would anyone who would try to convince me to caress a tiger after it had devoured my child and ven haven't sent on the marathon bomber says he understands they only had one gun and it was a handgun. decent know how much fire power they actually had. eric buns joining us next hour at the "full-court press." >> this is "the bill press show."
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latest from syria, wheresis launching two missile iraqi attacks over the weekend. syria says this is an acted of war. sta which israel wanted to prevent. here in this current tree, president obama telling graduates at the ohio state university yesterday that there their task is now to get out of college and become full stoplights fighting for the causes that they believe in. tamer tamerlane's body lies in a funeral home because nol cemetery has accepted him from burial. all of that and more coming up on current tv.
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>> across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: president obama telling graduates of ohio state yesterday, get out there and become full-time activists, sfooitszing for the causes you believe in. that's in a good mention for all of us. good morning everybody. happy monday. it is monday may 6th. 2013. here we are with another addition of the "full-court press" coming to you live from our nation's capitol our studio right here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. down the street from the united states capitol building. it's been pretty quiet there lately but the senate and the house come back in town tomorrow. we don't know whether that's good news or bad news or whether you will be able to tell the
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difference because they believe they have nothing done whether they are home or here didn't matter. it will liven things uptrate. wherever it's happening, we have it covered whether it's the bombing, a couple of air strikes by israel to thwart the bombs from hezbollah. syria calls it an act of war. so is arming the hezbollah an act of war. we've got that covered with the help of a good friend eric byrnes, one of the founding partners, of course of bullfight strategy, with carl fritsche. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> here is a friend of bill the whole hour. >> that's right. i love that friend of bill status. gets me into restaurants. >> did not. >> it means outside of this.
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walks in and says, aren't you a friend bill? we will give you the best table in the house. >> chef's table. >> chef's table right. you are joining the entire team here not the entire team. peter ogburn heard you were coming in, so he took off. is dan henning. >> good morning. >> alicia cruz on the phones and sib cyprian boulding our video cam guy. it was the big sports event, the fastef two minutes in sports. kentucky y. a bathroom. time for the -- carol says i want to see how the nationals are doing. came up i tell you all of that
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buildup, all of that build up, here is had a it sounded like right at the end. the track, here comes orb on the outside. to take the lead. the kentucky derby, revolutionary lead from the inside and then orb today. 8.9 seconds. >> all right. i think sees guys practice all year long. >> yeah. >> they have to. two minutes. soccer the goal the names of
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these horses normalndy invasion. the condition. i saw that muddy track. i thought there willing horses down all over the place. you? >> it's an exciting two minutes hats the women were wearing. it's like american royalty. what is it the royal as cot or whatever that race is where the queen goes. >> sure. >> that and the mint jew. julips. >> getting ready for that to
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happen. i have a problem with horse racing generally. >> sure. >> these horses race. they don't win. they are off to the glue factory? >> it can be sad. is so eric byrnes, also a friend of bill, to be joined later by reporters from huffington post and politico. we will bring you up to date on all that's happening but first. >> the full court press. >> other headlines making news justin beiber is not gay. but for a couple of minutes on saturday, headlines to the contrary were news. his online twitter account was hacked and tweeted out that he had come out. the account was shun down. it was determined it was hacked by the syrian electronic army. they have claimed responsibility for hacking the associate press, npr, reuters and 60 minutes among others.
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>> that's what they call themselves. >> every day there is a story about somebody account has been hacked. >> big account. really love it. is lebron james was named the nba's most valuable player for the fourth time in his young career yesterday at 28 years old becoming the youngest player in basketball history to receive the award that many times. he is also got almost a unanimous vote getting 120 out of 121 nods for the award. there has never been a unanimous vote for mvp only the second time it was this close, shaqn o'neill also got it. >> won 24 times already, 28
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years old? ? >> i read that like 28. pretty impressive. controversy at the 911 memorial museum where they decided to charge an admission fee, anywhere between 20 and $25. the suffering ton post-report, but the families upset they are choicing an entrance fee, heavy operating costs at $60 million a year to run this place. they see a way to offset those costs. >> carol and i have been to the plaza mom and the reflecting pool. >> that's worth the trip. very, very powerful. very impressive they were working on it, but even if you can't afford the 25 bucks to go
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to the museum it's worth going down to ground zero. thank you, dan. you former speaker nancy pelosi, a democratic leader speaking to a he will bunch of democrats out in california over the weekend had -- this is what she prays for every day. >> i pray that hillary clinton decides to run for president of the united states. let's set aside for a fact the fact that she is a woman. as a person she will be the most qualified person to venture the white house in modern history. >> kind of a -- you could take it as a little slap at barack
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obama and bill clinton but it's also true, isn't it? >> i don't want to start the hillary clinton campaign right here. >> it's already started, i think. >> i think it has. she is incredibly qualified. a truly unique figure in american history. george h.w. bush was extremely qualified. he had cred en initials but it's important she would be the first woman to be lathed and she is so heavily favored. >> former first lady, former u.s. senate exceptional on all. >> exactly. what's interesting to me is last thursday they held a big event and we talked about it tried on the show they launched their campaign called mpotus which is
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to elect the first female president of the united states. >> yeah. >> doesn't have to be hillary. but it should be a woman. you discipline anyone else out there. >> there are. you know, you look at elizabeth warren dianne feinstein, nancy pelosi, there are a lot of incredibly talented women of both people. olympia snowe. nikki hailey from south carolina who is politics i deplorbut she is fret effective. right? >> -- pretty effective. >> the differences between the chances of, you know accomplishing the republican party p zero. ios to zeero. you have a serious stable of folks on the left sglj do you think it can happen in 2016? i would love to see vice president joe biden if hillary
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doesn't. >> i think if shes runs, i think she will, it will not be a primary. >> i would agree. i think she will end up winning. i don't see the republican party being in a position right now to be able to really mount a serious, you know, challenge to hillary clinton. >> when you think about all of the countries like now we have a female president in korea, angel merkel and maggie that type offer that the united states has never had a woman in the white house either as president or vice president. it's not a token campaign. she is exceptional well
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qualified. other than being a woman. >> sarah palin and rick perry ticket after seeing them on friday maybe they were separated at birth perhaps. you see former texas republicans. >> i want to apologize again for your past, but, also is there any shot? here is the nra. where are they going to have their convention? in the heartland? right? whether they are welcome with open arms, houston, texas as down there with all of that red earth, you will never take our guns away and rick perry satisfying we don't need gun reform. sarah palin giving the keynote address. will texas ever turn blue? >> texas will turn blue. there is a big gun culture in texas but houston is a
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democratic city. democrats had the mayor of houston, texas as, dallas a democratic city. safety a democratic city. >> why do they keep electing people like ted cruz? >> there is just no infrastructure in texas the party infrastructure has been very weak for a long long time you know, there are you have ohio on the left but that's changing. [ korff blue: my former boss ran for governor chris bell. the internalize that we have you knows that we have, you know know. in june before thely, he was within 5 points of rick perry. at that point, kinky freeman was in the race. carol stray horn and it split up
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the opposition. >> eric, your job is going to go go back to texas and run for office the. >> i will apologize for being a republican. i learned a lot from it. >> make up for it by turning texas blue. >> i am working on it. >> tomorrow, big primary in south carolina elizabeth colbert bush versus mark sanford. >> are you going to be as for giving as the people of south carolina? do you think they will bring back mark sanford or finally, say enough is enough. >> i hope not. you just at some point, you say, man, smuf is enough. it's not about whether he is the
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sliminess he exhibited when he was governor, you know really speaks foams and, you know, really, really exciting to see her pull this out in south carolina. >> the latest poles we see, she is ahead and he looks like he is getting desperate. when we come back here, your comments we have been talking about, hillary clinton, texas turning blue? 866-55-press. when we come back, howie kurtz from cnn spent a lot of time yesterday apologizing. did he do it well enough to keep his job at cnn? 866-55-press. we will be right back. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show."
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and newsweek. fired because he wrote this column complaining about the fact that jason collins, when he came out as a sga nba player, revealed he had once again engaged to a. would in fact, he had in his interview with sports illustrated. howie kurtz was wrong. he now admits he was wrong but he was fired by the daily beast and yesterday on reliableable sources, cnn, he spent a lot of time apologizing. >> he did. >> it will never happen again. sgvrn he d do the non-apology apology. apology. he actually just, you know, laid it out there. this was wrong. judgment was bad. i am going to do better and i apologize which is what you have to do in those situations to survive. i think, you know, look, cnn is
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a network in crisis and howard kurtz, you know, he is the only national, you know, media show on cable in the country, a definitive media show. i think he's got a shot at that show. he's going to have to really stip up his game and not be involved in 9 other projects at worse. >> reliable sources. howie kurtz has hosted it for the last 10 years. i agree with you. he read it too fast didn't check it didn't call jason collins for a comment. i think he has cleared the air and keeps his job. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] compelling true stories.
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>> that thing with you live at current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> here we go 33 minutes after the hour here on a monday, monday, may 6th. good to see you this morning. thanks for joining us. eric byrnes is here as a friend of bill from the -- from bullfight strategies devon did he have we are joined by tom ton lee, who is the message director and counsel for the constitutional act ability center. tom, good to see you. >> good to see you, bill. >> you hear the phrase eric is a friend of bill. you hear the phrase, friend of the court when people file a breach in front of the supreme court. the constitutional you think
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accountability has been looking it at the john roberts court and found they deserve the title friend of the corporation because they are, you find the most business friendly court in the history. >> our study looks at three suggestionsive courts, the burg burger court, the rehnquist court and the roberts court. what we see is a steady progress where the chamber is becoming more successful before the supreme court over time and that the highest number is the roberts court. >> so the chamber of commerce interceding as a friend of the court. >> exactly. >> in case after case after case? >> exactly. >> the roberts court, basically, open arms to almost anything they want to be part of? >> well, i mean in the end over the course of john roberts' time as chief justice and when sam alito am joined, the chamber winze wins the vast majority of the cases. if you are to look at >> bill: so it wins 69% of the
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cases in which it intervenes? >> yes. >> whoa. 69. who else comes close? >> i am not sure. we haven't looked at sort of every group. >> that's a staggering number. the other thing to understand, bill. the period before justice scalia joined the court, they were participating in about 4% of the cases per term whereas now this particular term, soo whatever we are see something a busy heavy document. there is a chamber of commerce when this intercede are winning the vast majority of those cases. >> it means that the court is taking more and more cases that
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the business community has an interest in? >> absolutely. or working class citizens the reports it adds to the outside influence that we see the chamber of commerce having. >> the number of cases that the court is taking is lower. right? gu the % of business related cases is higher? >> exactly. >> it compounds their influence? it's not just the chamber participating in cases the ask the court has decided to take. they have mehta concerted effort to file briefs.
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the chamber selecting certain opinions from lower court and saying the corporation or the business, they got hurt. it's a good set of facts. we want to take this case before the supreme court and move the law in a pro-business direction. it's a conscious effort to shape what's on the agenda. >> to shape the docket how does break down in terms of the justices themselves is it one side or the other that proves to be -- i don't want to take for granted. >> yeah. no. i mean absolutely. when you want what you want to look at here, bill, is that there are some cases that are legally easier and so these are sometimes come out unanimously or with a lop-sided majority and sometimes the progresses justices decide in favor of the chamber as well. if you look at the cases that are decided 5 to 4, the really close ones the citizens uniteds of the world, what ends up happening is that the conservative justices side with the chamber side 82% of the
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time. that includes john roberts, mr. chief justice. >> there was a long good article in "the new york times" this past weekend. >> friend of the corporation which lays it out and has a lists of different cases and everything, you know, proving your point, i am sure, built on, in large part, your report. i just want to come back to this number. so, they win 6 -- the chamber wins 69% of the cases that they get involved in. the conservatives vote with them 82% of the time? is that >>. >> 82% of the time in the 5 to 4 or 5 to 3 decisions where it's really on the niceknife's edge. >> you are sure, if you are big business that you are going to get scalia's vote thomas's vote, alito's vote roberts' vote.
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>> yes. >> and probably anthony kennedy? >> and i would even add -- >> right. not literally every case but you have a pretty darn good chance of getting them. >> yeah. >>ists going to say, look at and consider with what tom was saying, consider the fact that anthony scalia was sitting next to bill o'reilly where he regularly goes outed and, you know, pals around with the heritage foundation. they have relationships as do, you know, the conservative justicises on the court often publically with a lot of these conservative think tanks advocacy groups like the chamber of commerce. >> 866-55-press is our toll-free number. if you have a comment on the supreme court. and it's pro-business leanings' particularly under the roberts court. so this has gotten progressively worse, so that the roberts court now is the court that's most in the pocket of business big of any we have seen in our lifetime? >> yeah. there. >> no doubt? >> right. >> not even close? >> like our study looks at the
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court most recently, there was another longer academic report that recently capableme out in the minute law review. one of the people that wrote the report was judge richard pozner, a famous conservative judge appointed by ronald reagan. what they found was that if you go all the way back to 1946 that the roberts court is the most pro-business court during that period, and that if you were to look at all 36 justices during that period that chief justice roberts and justice alito were the most pro-business justices of that entire period. so you are seeing, you know, just it moving very much so in a pro-business direction. >> thank you george w. bush. who says supreme court appointees don't really make a big difference? doesn't matter who isaparty gets the presidency because, you know. >> i feel like this has kind of become the proxy when we see conservatives in the conservative party losing, you know maybe a clout in the white house or in the congress.
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>> tom let me ask you the most pro-decision must be citizens united. is that correct? >> it sure seems to have made a big difference. >> that's a chamber case, 5 to 4, five justice, conservative bloc majority. huge deal. >> which gives them, again the right, the corporations are citizens. >> apartments from an individual case, what's usually at stake in these cases are whether con consumers can come and bring their claims that they think that a copy is committed fraud, whether employees can, you know, collectively come together and bring discrimination suits
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against their employers. these are stripped of the legalese, these cases can be pretty boring but stripped of the legalese, it matters to consumers and employees. >> the important case this past term was comcast corp versus barron. this is two million customers in the philadelphia media market bringing an anti-trust claim against comcast pretty much claiming that, you know, because of these anti-trust practices, the privacy their cable packages went up. and they actually won in a trial court. they won in the court of appeals and then the court, supreme court granted the case and then pretty much threw out the entire suit. and effectively, again made it more difficult for individual people claiming some abuse from a corporation or company to actually come into court collectively in a class action and try to hold them accountable. >> bill: so the consumers went
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all the way up to the supreme court? >> on the question of whether they -- so this wasn't just about the merits of the case. this is whether or not they can bring the class action to begin with. so it's the first stage of litigation. the supreme court said, no it's going to be more difficult for you to get -- you should be able to come together as a class action and hold comcast accountable. >> wasn't it sort of a technicality around like that they didn't tie the class to the damages or something to that effect? >> yes. and i mean what was extraordinary about the case is that justices briar and ginsburg two of the progressive justices wrote a very spirited descent and read it -- dissent from the bench and only handicaps and they reserve that when they think something bad has happened. here, the conservative majority essentially rewriting the question presented a couple of
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times the legal issue the court set aside in such a way that it's a damage to consumers in this case. >> i drove by the supreme court yesterday. yes notice that sign of u.s. chamber of commerce over the top of it. >> owned and operated by? >> yeah. they have taken the mask away ripped off the mask with this latest study. tom donnelly counsel in studio with us with eric byrnes. we are talking. we are glad to invite you to join the conversation. 86655-press. we will be right back on the "full-court press." seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care
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>> get social with bill press. like us at facebook.com/billpressshow. this is "the bill press show." >> bill: hey, twelve minutes before the top of the hour. talking about the roberts court, the most pro-business-friendly court that we have seen in our lifetime. we will get back to our conversation about that and take your calls but first, here again, a story about identity theft everywhere. out in california,cal man discovered somebody had charged over $3,000 for online purchases in his name. he received credit cards in the mail that he hadn't applied for and discovered that charges had already been made to those accounts. identity theft is everywhere. you should be protected against
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other we are talking about the citizens united case. there are also some cases related to pay equity, wal-mart case particularly comes to mind. the "new york times" talked about that. >> yes. >> is that what case law is about? >> this was a bunch of female employees at wal-mart trying to come together and bring a class action lawsuit claiming they are not getting paid as much as men. maybe individually but you are going to have to prove a lot to be able to join together as a class. again, it's those classtions that are really important to give, you know, large-scale relief to get companies to change their policies and, often just to have anyone even i didn't a lawsuit to hold them accountable to begin with. >> the court ruled? >> the court tlot threw out the case saying there were not enough common issues between these employees because
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essentially wal-mart delegated so much of the supervisory authority to individual managers. so the court effectively threw out and comcast said you might be able to bring an individual claim but you can't in a large-detail. >> why didn't we hear more about this? >> yeah. that point, it's a good question. the question i have. >> we have this "new york times" story. we are talking about it here this morning. >> i think there was another story on nbc.com. generally speaking historically, this is not something that they like to cover. perhaps a lot get their own by corporations that perhaps have interests, you know, but, you know, i think it's something that in this country, as a former media critic myself, this is affective the lives. >> the court gets a lot of
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attention. t i find it stunning, you know 69% of the cases, the chum bergets involved in that they win with this roberts court. hearing you back talk about it tom, it reminds me more and more of the way congress operates. >> absolutely. >> big business lobbyists win the day every time just about. is this what you have? this is the equivalent of lobbyists? >> i think it's a reminder more than anything that elections matter and courts matter and that getting justices who are going to, to apply the law rather than were it's through procedural kicks in the comcast case like what they did in citizens united to really rule
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in a pro-business way. i don't think they understand. you think of the supreme court. >> not the case any time. it hasn't been since 1971 or '72. sometimes we have talked about this kind of stuff. a written strategy that they are going to -- how they are going to influence the court and they have been incredibly successful at it. >> it looks to me like as the cases comes in and the first thing scalito and alito look for and clarence thomas, let's see, who is on the side, who is on which side of this case. if they see the chamber of commerce on one side of this case, automatically, it gets their vote.
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>> yeah. >> if likes that makes a differences. the cues, the justices are going to give it a closer look. >> they have the voice and too many of us do not have the voice. now, we know more about it. thanks to the constitutional accountability center. tom donely thank you for coming in. and eric burns, good to have you around man. >> great. thanks >> bill: i will tell you about the president's busy schedule today coming up next. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] living these stories. (vo) from the underworld to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> occupy! >> we will have class warfare. (vo) true stories, current perspective. documentaries. on current tv.
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this is "the bill press show." >> next hour laura bassett from huffington post will be here to talk about the fda decision on the morning after pill as well as other issues and reed epstein, senior political reporter from politico will be in studio as well. we will also check in with the big primary tomorrow. not big primary. the big special election in south carolina. president obama back at the whitehouse after his trip to mexico city, costa rica and ohio state university he has no public event scheduled at all. jay carney with his regular press briefing for the white house press corps at 12:30 today in the brady press briefing room. we will be back with laura bassett and reid epstein. >> this is "the bill press show."
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>> broadcast can across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> president obama telling graduates athouse ohio state, get out there and become full-time citizens working on the issues that you believe in a good message for all of us. what do you say? with that, we begin a final hour together of the "full-court press" on this monday, may 6th. hello, everybody. great to see you today. we are coming to you live coast to coast from our studio right here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. just down the street from the united states capital building where we will bring you up to date on all of the events of the day. well, most of what's going on around the -- here in washington, d.c. not much going on here with, you know, it's true.
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right? >> yeah. >> senate's out. the house is out. the president, no public events schedule did today but to the extents what it most importantly ready to get your comments and your calls and your view on what's going on at 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number. you can join us on twitter twitter @bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com and in studio with us, hasn't been back for a while, political reporter for huffington post, especially focusing on women's issues laura bassett. >> nice to see you. >> great to be here. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> you join the team peter ogburn has the day off. he will be back tomorrow. dan henning with alicia cruz on the phone lines. cyprian boulding keeping us beautiful on current tv. everything going well at huffington post? >> yeah. everything is going well.
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>> hutchington post has launched something new. french edition? >> japan and -- >> japan? >> how is your japanese laura? >> pretty bad. my arrest ab-- my arabac is not doing very well either. it's growing. i imagine president obama at ohio state yesterday -- he started out with some basic advice for these graduates i will offer my first piece of advice. enjoy it while you can. soon, you will not get to wake up and have breakfast at 11:30 on tuesday: once you get
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children, it's earlier. >> those days of sleeping in and rolling out...? >> too bad. it would be nice if we could live like we did in college the one thing to be ready for, if you are doing something. >> if you are living your life to the fullest, you will fail: you will sfwim. you will screw up. you will fall down. but it will make you strong. you will get it right the next time. >> that's good advice. you know. you think about that. right? it is true. part of being active and doing stuff is not everything is going to work out? >> exactly. >> we have had that experience. >> getting up again and trying again, a good message for college kids. dlfrn they fail more than the rest of us. >> how many times have we had to
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do that? get up dust yourself off and keep going. we've got lots to cover including a big decision by the food and drug administration last week to allow the morning after pill sold over-the-counter without a prescription for girls as young as 15. laura bess will tell us how that came about. but first, this is the big news of the day. >> other headlines making news on this monday, fattest two minutes in sports went down in churchill downs in kentucky saturday night even in some rain. orb going off as as a co-favorite at 6 to 1 odds and the horse lived to what betters were expecting the thorough breed winning by two and a half lengths, $1.4 million for its. >> owner, golden soul taking second and the other co-favorite, revolutionary came in third. >> normandy invasion? >> top 3. good name.
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>> several members of congress brushed up on old english. it's will on the hill event. it's a benefit for the shakespeare theater company here in d.c. the hill reports some members will be dressing up in shakespearean clothes and res reciting sonnets. those participating include donna edwards, petter welch, jim mcdermott and jerry conley. also there are some members of the media performing as well. our friend if from the hill bob kusak will be on stage. major garrett from cbs and chris matthews from msnbc. >> it's fun. i did it one year. >> what did you perform? >> i forget. >> audition. >> kitty kelly and i did something together. >> another day, another celebrity on the hill today. matthew perry, star of the farm former hit show friends,
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speaking at a prescription drug abuse. he has been open about his battle with his battle with prescription drugs. he has been at dc several times the last year to talk about it. he says the only reason he comes to town, though and he will nerve run for office saying i think i have been to rehab too many times to be able to run for. >> dan thank you, secretary spoke, the court spoke the president spoke about this morning after pill. they said all age restriction should be lifted. it should be over-the-counter and she overruled her own scientists says there is not
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enough evidence xwrirlz under-age 17 could use it. >> did they want to go down to ten or 12? different. >> it. put it next to tylenol and let anyone be able to buy it at the pharmacy. >> that's what the fda said. they said it was safe enough for use by any age. what happened was a court went back and reviewed sebelius's decision to overly the fda and said base it on science. your science told you to lift the restrictions and you overruled them. that was a political decision. the fda decided to lower the age restriction to 15 as a sort of compromise move. and saying we don't want girls of all ages to be able to access the morning after pill. it's a democratic administration
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overruling their scientists and siding with social conservatives a week after obama spoke to planned parenthood and embraced abortion rights and those kind of things. it's interesting. i think the previous friday at the end of the week on monday, she came out and criticized the president for this move. >> all of the women rights groups feel that way. they are furious he is doing this because he is overruling, you know, the fda, his own signists. and siding with sebilius. it's unclear where their reasoning is coming from because the scientists are saying research does support the fact that, you know a 14-year-old could go into a pharmacy and get plan b. it's just one pill, you know. it's like less dangerous than taking an entire bottle of
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tylenol. there are many things in a pharmacy you could hurt yourself with if you wanted to and they are seeing keeping the photo id restrictions and making it 15 up. there is a lot of, for instance, if you are a -- if you are 15 and you are trying to get the morning after pill, you know and you are poor, for instance, and you don't have a photo id, you still can't get it. keeping any age restriction keeps a hurdle for everyone trying to get it. >> that's what they have a problem with. >> you said something interesting, you have to does a pharmacist? you are saying it would just be out there with the all of the other products on the shelf. right? >> right. >> alongside -- >> right. >> like the bayer aspirin? >> next to the condoms and the women's, any kind of -- >> take it off the shelf >> pay for it and walk out? >> uh-huh.
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>> i have two sons. i never had a daughter. how do you defend letting a 13-year-old walk in and get a morning-after pill? isn't that in effect con donning their having sex at that age? >> would you prefer they just get pregnant? >> no. >> right. i mean sometimes that's the option. because if a 13-year-old is not going to do it because they know the morning pill is available. it's 50 bucks. it's not like they can use it as birth control. if they are raped by a relative, if they, you know, if the connell.com breaks, if they don't use a condom and it's a last resort and they are in a situation where they can't talk to their parents it's preferable for them to be able to stop the pregnancy than to not be able to stop it, i think is the reasoning. >> is there any educational campaign that goes along with it so that girls know this pill is available? >> right. well sex-ed in school they teach about the morning after
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pill and they should in states except where they are only teaching abstinence. this is included in most comprehensive section- -- sex-ed it's still prohibited. >> 50? >> no. >> will it abort a patient. >> no. >> that's what social conservatives are trying to say. i think that's what kind of played into sebilius and obamases hesitantz tiptoes to put it out there. thes saying it's an abortive agent. it prevents pregnancy. >> they are thinking probably if we occasion this, we are encouraging girls that young to have sex. >> right. but if you have met at teenager that's not something that factors into their decision, i can have section now and spend 50 bucks at the pharmacy.
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where do things stand right now. kathleen seb elia has the last word unless the judge comes back and says you have to allow all ages. it's down to 15? >> the judge said you have to allow all ages. the obama administration is challenging the decision. >> until that challenge is heard where do we stand? >> the fda has lowered it to 15 and it has not complied with the judge's orders yet. right now, if you are 15 and older, you can buy the morning after pill if you show id. if you are younger, you have to are have a prescription. >> pharmacies that will go along with that? >> they have to. >> they have to. right. not a lot of 15-year-olds photo
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ids. when sebilius sided with the fda, he said i know it's difficult. >> should it be available as secretary sebelius says tonal girls over 15 or across the board, open to anyone or every girl who wants to walk -- feels the need for it, has the 50 bucks, that's the question 866-55-press. with laura bassett. when we come back, laura, i want to ask you about the emily's list campaign which they are calling mpotus madam potus saying it's about time in this country we elect the first female president of the united states and should do so in 2016 and it doesn't have to be hillary clinton. laura bassett with us on the "full-court press." we will be right back.
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>> connect with the bill press show on twitter using the hash tag watching bt. >> here we go 24 minutes after the hour back to politics with reid epstein in the next segment. right now, laura bassett is here from huffington post. we are talking about the flap after the morning after pill and the fda and the secretary. everybody got involved in the act last week it seems likes roseville california calling. >> my name is gail and i have been in family planning. this excuse of it will insent vise sex was the same thing they used against abortion. 13 and 11-year-olds aren't consenting it to it.
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it's usually incest. we don't want to make anything easier for those poor people. it has not insent vised that by the way. the morning after pill makes you think as all get-out. this is no dream trip. when people talk about, gee, this is such an easy fix we give no respect to women in this country. we don'tgo want to give any input to daddy and brother have had contact. don't make anything easier and streamlined for those kids. >> all right. thank you, gail. >> that's a reality, i guess. >> he so often the case is so bad they don't want to talk to anybody.
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they want to be able to go to the pharmacy and take this pill. >> i can't get back to the fact that it costs 50 bucks. an 11-year-old is not going to very long 50 bucks to get the morning after pill if she knows it's available or knows what it is. right? >> it is cost prohibitive. >> that's something they have to figure out. qual. >> as from norfolk, virginia tech good morning >> caller: good morning. >> bill: your point? >> caller: my point is i support the morning after pill. i say children as a teacher who are having sex and having it regularly need to be able to protect themselves, boys and
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girls to be able to have the morning after pill. >> bill: i'm sorry your cell phone cut out there. but i think we did get your point. if they are, then they also need to know -- they can't depend the morning after pill? >> it's for emergencies. it makes you sick. it's expensive. you have to go to the pharmacy to get it but having the option every once in a while when you make a mistake is crucial. >> for those calls we have will run out of time. what do you think about campaign to elect a female in 2016? >> i am glad emily's list is looking beyond hillary. if she decides not to run, it can't be just a ticket full of men. there are female candidates that they pointed out. jillibrand kathleen sebelius. they put a long list of women
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who could run. i hope people keep that in mind. >> i made add some republican women who could run. olympia snowe, susan collins and others. both have to look at this. >> absolutely. >> about time we join the fray to see female leaders in the world. >> this is "the bill press show." iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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>> go mobile with bill press, download podcasts and listen any time, anywhere. this is the bill press show. >> hey thanks for joining us on this monday morning monday may 6th, "full-court press" coming to you live from our nation's capitol. congress comes back in session
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tomorrow. the house and the senate though we are not sure if that's a good thing or not. of course, whether it will make any difference. they don't seem to get much done when they are here and they don't get much done when they are not here. so go figure. reid epstein covers politics in general for politico joining us in studio. it's been awhile since you have been in. >> great to see you bill. >> you have been taking a look at the issue, particularly the issue of guns lately. in several different dimensions. the most recent vice president joe biden saying he has all kinds of plans for a whole new initiative on the issue of gun safety. >> that's right. he had a meeting on thursday with law enforcement, heads of law enforcement groups and he basically rolled out to them what the white house plan is that biden is going to travel
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the country, especially to states represented by senators who voted against the background checks. biden was very familiar with the polling in a lot of those states. he ticked through approval ratings that had dropped for senators like kelly ayott, mark bag i want ch in alaska. heidi heitkamp. he had information at his fingertips, talked about traveling to those places and putting heat on those senators and made it clear that they are not going to drop this. >> this is not unusual he would take this role? right? the president placed him in charge of his task force to approach the issue of gun safety back in january. >> right. >> a couple of interesting things that came out of this meeting, one was biden talked about how he had had these plans
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to travel it wasn't terrible popular in louisiana. >> to say the least. >> and he, you know he took credit for having the family having the relationship with the family, landrew and her brother is the mayor of new orleans. he talked about how he had used his personal political capital with her family. >> it's not unusual he would take that whole. it may be that he would not tell the president about it. >> it's not malicious. it's him trying to ingrayishtiate himself saying i am telling you to try to bring you in to a sort of confidence with him. >> when you combine that with
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the fact that the end of last week, he was down in south carolina. talking to the south carolina democratic party that. travel and this other gun travel. is he maybe i wanting at something else in the future? if there is a contested democratic primary whether he isability get anything done on this or mottnot. he particularly has taken it on as a personal issue to try to get this passed. and if he can get something on it, it will be a key, you know, significant feather in his cap were he to announce a presidential campaign. >> this travel it's just a coincidence. i am sure it's just a coincidence that that he would be traveling, you know, to.
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it's all coincidental if you ask the people at the whitehouse. >> you have written about the fact that president obama has called on his -- this new organization the new ofa organizing for america. >> organizing for action. it used to be organizing for america. >> right. the new one. organizing for action which is basically the same people, the same program the same volunteers around the country. right? who have been mobilized now to support the president's agenda. >> that's right. >> not rely but now? >> what they call a if i have 01 c 4 organization, which means they can take unlimited money they can't explicitly engage in electoral politics. they can say call bill press and vote for gun control it was advertised when it rolled out in january as this sort of monster
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organization to back obama and punish his opponents. so far, at least you would the gun control issue, they have not had any real results. >> is this their first test? >> really their first big push there they are active on immigration. we will see if they can do better on that. part of their problem was in a lot of the red states they didn't have anyone on the ground in places like north dakota and alaska and a small infra struck fewer, four states where democrats voted against gun control. ofa didn't have any infrastructure to push them as they had promised they would do elsewhere. >> bill: i thought they were active in all 50 states. >> they had sort of implied they were active in all 50 states the guy who was their state director would have been a paid state director couldn't volunteer for ofa because he had to work selling cars.
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thing placereplaced him with a college student who had to finish his senior year in college. when you are depending upon volunteers, you are at the mercy of who you can get. they rectified the situation a little bit action acknowledged the situation a little bit. they have sense hired state directors in 19 states. they say they are looking to hire people elsewhere. we will see if that's a difference. it also takes a lot more money. who is heading tup? >> john carson the executive director in president obama's first term. he served as essentially the outreach director for the white house, 1 of valerie garrett's deputies, the point man for a lot of the progressive organization that had a weekly meeting with carson to talk about sort of what the white house was doing and how they could help.
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now, he was trying to do that on the outside by organizing sort of obama's grassroots people. >> has any president ever had an operation like this? >> nothing -- nothing quite so formal. president bush sort of had a network of religious groups and church groups and homeschoolers that sort of acted as his grassroots army but nothing under a branded umbrella like this used to getting obama's people organized and successful to pressure lawmakers to push an agenda. it's hard to see how anyone else doesn't come up with something like that. >> bill: no. no. and it certainly is perfectly legal and it seems to me that politically, it could be very powerful. and if you build this army of volunteers to help you get elected and you are successful
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then what are you going to do with this army of volunteers? the other option is to just move on. >> that's what's happened in the past. >> always happened in the past. i have run for office and i have returned campaigns? right? you get your core of volume up tears. the election is over. they just disappear. right? they go back to jobs or schools or to the next campaign. if you could corral them and reoriented them? right? and keep them involved. >> president obama, of course ran an agenda of getting sort of reducing the effective big money in politics now. >> right. >> his political arm is accepting contributions that don't have to be disclosed. people who have given more than $200. there is nothing legally that compels them to follow their
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donors the way a campaign with and the other, you know interesting thing is in the first quarter they raised just short of $5 million. about half of what the dnc raised. so you have to figure they are going to have to raise a lot more than that. >> you point out the first challenge they were given was, okay. help us line up the votes for universal background checks. right? >> right. >> for the president's gun safety agenda. there could be no tougher challenge than that. as tough as immigration reform or even climate change, the gun thing is going to be the tough theist of all of the tests. >> right. they went straight to the diamond slopes. >> bill: right. >> it was not -- it was not
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easy. getting republicans democrats to vote for something before they moved in to a much tougher task of convincing republicans to do so. >> reed epstein with us from politico tall talking about the obama ofa operation. when we come back, president obama on the red line in syria and closing of guantanamo bay, which which the president says he can't do because the republicans won't let him. is that a good enough excuse for president of the united states? all of those questions and more coming up on the full court press here on current tv and your local progressive talk radio station. >> this is "the bill press show." thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in
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>> on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: all right. it's monday, may 6th. covering the political waterfront with reid epstein for politico on the "full-court press" this monday morning feel freeze to join the conversation at any time at 866-55-press. reid, on the local front, down in south carolina tomorrow big primary, mark sanford trying to come back and take the congressional seat vacated by tim scott, elizabeth colbert bush, sister of mr. colbert trying to prevent that from happening. it would be unusual for a democrat to win in south carolina. could happen? you think? >> could happen mark sanford is a flawed enough
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candidate for reasons everyone knows. the mitt romney won the seat by 18 points in november. but colbert-bush had a big lead. there was a poll that came out last night up by one percentage point a dead heat going into tomorrow. we will see what happens. colbert-bush has taken a bunker mentality campaign while sanford has put himself out there. this weekend, he basically sat down with every national reporter, every local reporter that wanted his time. he got a put his cell phone number in a newspaper ad. >> i saw that. >> to show you what kind of guy he was it was a real cell phone number. if sanford wins, it will be a lesson in sort of the better candidate winning, more successful candidate while colbert-bush has tried to run a
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campaign built around "i'm not that guy". >> i was going to say, isn't this a referendum on mark sanford? >> pretty much, but it's also, you know, republicans should win a district that romney won by 18 points. there is no excuse for a republican losing that seat. >> i haven't heard too much about issues. the debate they had, he was on the argentinian trail. >> the issues are same issues that we have here, you know the issue is colbert-bush going to be a stop to national democrats and nancy pelosi? but, in effect, from a national perspective, it doesn't make that much of a difference whether she is or isn't. republicans told the house they are going to hold the house whether sanford or colbert-bush wins this seat. and from a national perspective this race is much more about the entertainment value of mark sanford and steven colbert's
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sister than it is about some of the issues that impact the people of south carolina. >> that's at what that race is about. pusher what am i saying? where did that come from? president obama coming back from husband trip to central america, costa rica with syria very much on the front burner now that israel has moved over the weekend independently. white house says they were not informed of these strikes ahead of time outside of damascus where the president is still trying to explain what he meant by use of chemical weapons being a red line. >> ash interesting new york"new york times" story. two or good reporters had a piece that said the red line leaning president obama rolled out last summer was an ad lib,
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and that they didn't intend for him to say it and partially explained sort of the muddle that there has been since then with president obama and jay carney and others trying to explain what the president meant because they didn't know what he meant when he said it. >> bill: it did kind of put them in a box because in a means there is one answer and that means we are going bomb them. the president went out of the way. i was at the news conference where he said i thought it was interesting. somebody said what does the red line mean? he said the red line means we re-examine all of our options if you didn't know that the red line language was you know intentional, you would think he was moving the goalpost, he was changing what it meant.
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>> finally the president had a little hard time at that news conference glahning why he was soo adamant on closing guantanamo four years ago and is still adamant on closing it and yet it's still open. he says he can't do anything because congress has tied his hands? >> he is right congress has tied his hands. they would need to move. if he closes guantanamo he could let everyone go which he is not going to do. he could send them back to third-party countries like some have gone to islands in the pacific or countries in europe that need our money and will take these guys in exchange or we could bring them to a facility in the united states. the problem there is, you know with the exception of washington, d.c., everyone has a member of congress who would go
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crazy he is right congress has not made any effort. but moving the inmates elsewhere, he has not taken any unilateral action that is available to him to close guantanamo. so while, sort of president obama, the 2008 campaigner and sort of the progressive president obama would like to close it president obama has not actually done anything toward it. >> bill: hereid, good to see you today. thanks for coming in? >> great. always fun. >> covered a lot of territory. i will get our final shot here, parting shot coming up when we come back. >> this is "the bill press show." this show is about analyzing alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden
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[ music ] >> the parting shot with bill press, this is "the bill press show." >> bill: you know, sometimes we spend so much time on the bad news we forget about the good news like this weekend. so much time on the bad news about the fact that the bombers up in boston am originally intended to strike to july 4th. some of the good news like those new job numbers for april got lost in the shuffle. that was good news for sure. we are celebrating. the department of labor reporting 165,000 new private-sector jobs created in april and the unemployment rate continued to tick down from 7.6% to 7.5%. that good news is tempered with reality, of course. still far too many americans, 11.7 million out of work. but it does mean that the
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economy continues to grow steadily and jobs are slowly coming back. now, just think how fast jobs would come back if republicans would only agree to get rid of the sequester. we would really be in business. have a great day folks. see you back here tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show."
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chest. little drive-in. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: eric boehlert coming up from media matters to talk about glenn beck's competing conspiracy theories and jim isn't

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